Fair Health’s study concluded that concussion diagnoses for people under the age of 22 rose 500% from 2010 to 2014. (Rains, 2016, p1?) This was probably caused by an increase of youths participating in sports. In 2012, there were 3.8 million concussions, twice the amount in the year 2002. 1 in 5 high school athletes get a concussion during the season.
HEAD TRAUMA IN CONTACT SPORTS The popularity of contact sports in the United States exposes a large number of players (Ranging from kids to professionals) to potential brain injuries. 300,000 sports-related head injuries, most which are concussions, occur in the United States each year. Federal court documents show that one third of NFL retirees are expected to develop long-term cognitive problems, and conditions are more likely to emerge at younger ages that the general population. Recurring trauma to the brain can be serious or fatal and may not take to medical treatment. However, Brain injuries are preventable.
An estimated 1,442,533 injuries occurred among U.S. high school student athletes participating in practices or competitions for the nine sports studied. The overall (i.e., practice and competition) injury rate in all sports combined was 2.44 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures (Table). Football had the highest injury rate (4.36 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures) followed by wrestling (2.50), boys ' (2.43) and girls ' (2.36) soccer, and girls ' basketball (2.01). Boys ' basketball, volleyball, baseball, and softball each had injury rates of less than 2.0 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures. In each sport, the injury rate was higher in competition than practice settings.
The amount of exposures one athlete could see in all his years of playing could be a huge number. Every time you practice, run through a drill, or play the amount of exposures you have are increasingly rapidly. Just think in every practice say you have a minimum of 100 exposures and 100 exposures in a game in just one week you are up to 500 exposures. An even more in depth look at the numbers goes concussions are only 7.4 percent of the injuries. (1) (NP) Head, face, and neck are 4.3 percent and upper limb is 16.9 percent.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury which is caused by a massive blow to the head causing the brain to shake inside of the skull. As a result, bruises and cuts may be visible; however, there may be no other signs of a brain injury from the outside. Symptoms of a concussion vary in numerous ways. Although one may lose consciousness to determine they have a concussion, another athlete may simply forget what happened before the injury occurred. Sleeping has been one of the best ways for someone to successfully recover.
According to a research report from Loehrke, a young athlete suffers a sports related injury that is severe enough to go to the emergency room approximately every 25 seconds, or 1.35 million times a year. The most prominent of these injuries were concussions, which accounted for 163,670, or 12 percent of the total 1.35 million injuries (Loehrke). Dr. Alexander K. Powers, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina, found that most children who suffer concussions recover, but the prognosis for children who suffer recurring concussions is unknown. Recurring concussions could lead to several disabilities later in life, such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer 's disease, epilepsy, and many other neurological disorders that would require a substantial amount of surgery to cure, if they could even be cured at all (Powers). Putting a child at risk to suffer injuries, such as the ones listed above, is one of the main reasons why the amount of children participating in competitive sports has been dropping
A study conducted by the University of Utah found that rollovers were the most frequent type of ATV accident, followed by collisions with other vehicles, and inanimate objects(Jolley). Accidents occur everywhere but are more common in certain states. The latest U.S. figures indicate that ATV crashes kill more than 700 people and injure 100,000 every year. Missouri having a total of 343 reported deaths, which is 12th by state(FairWarning). Across the nation citizens have voted on laws to create safety precautions due to this major
A study conducted at Ohio State University showed that high school students suffered catastrophic head injuries three times more frequently than college players in American football. One of the main reasons for the large amount of head injuries is that in high school a medic isn’t present to make the students stop playing. The student will then either keep playing or return to the sport too soon (Gunner). The most common injuries for girls happen in cheerleading and basketball. Cheerleading leads with sixty-five percent of all head injuries in 2015.
Injuries Knee-d Attention Have you ever heard of “Silent Epidemic”? Or wondered why so many players are missing? Some coaches may deny it, but you know it 's true. Injuries are to common in Football. In 2010 alone, nearly 10.4 million visits to the doctor 's office were caused by knee injuries in football.
With new sport seasons starting year round, there will also be new injuries year round. According to the NCAA, “There were more than 41,000 injuries and 25 million athlete exposures from 2004 to 2009” (Football Injuries Data from the 2004/05-2008/09 seasons). Those forty one thousand injuries were just from football alone. Concussions are one of the most common injuries that occur in college sports. Recently, concussion rates have been rising, below is a chart the ratios of the odds that a student athlete will suffer a concussion while playing collegiate
It seems that every week players are getting injured and carted off the field and statistics show that concussions had risen 32 percent between the 2014-2015 seasons, that is 271 concussions in the 2015 season compared to 206 in 2014. There was also an increase of ACL and MCL injuries between the 2014-2015 seasons, although the change was not as drastic. These statistics from ESPN show that there might be a better way to play the game but the leagues and programs insist that the players know the risks of what they are doing. As hundreds of thousands of sports concussions continue to happen every year, the issue has gathered people who say that the leagues/programs should do more and others who say that concussions and getting injured are just
Thousands of athletes get a concussion each year, if they don 't sit out for at least 6 months further problems can occur. The most common sports concussion occur are soccer, football, softball/baseball, and any physical contact sport. According to article 4 Females are more susceptible to receive a concussion, they suffer higher rates than males. Athletes should sit out at least 1 month from their sport, so they can heal properly. If an athlete doesn 't rest and get proper treatment, their concussion could get worse and lead to further damage.
Many children around the world love to play football as a competitive sport or just as a fun way to entertain themselves. While football can be a great way to exercise, many troublesome injuries can occur. 30 million kids in the United States play sports, and more 3.5 million of them have an injury each year. In 2009, 215,000 kids ages 5-14 went to the hospital with serious injuries from sports. (Stanford, n.d.) Concussions are a big issue when it comes to football.
Some would argue that playing football is dangerous and that teams don’t have enough medical training to address concussions. The risk of concussions are 3x greater when playing football than any other high school sport. Another shocking statistic is that high school students across the nation suffer about 2 million injuries every year, about 500,000 doctor visits, and about 300,000 hospital visits a year, all caused from football! Some children even suffer severe head injuries. “Each year U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 135,000 children ages 5 to 18 for sports-related brain injuries” writes Dr. Alexander K. Powers, Neurosurgeon.
According to National Conference of State Legislation (NCSL), a traumatic brain injury is a disruption of the brain due to a bump, blow, jolt or penetrating head injury. Although most of these injuries occur from car accidents and blunt force trauma to the head, the link between football and traumatic brain injury continues to strengthen. In a recent study, for example, researchers discovered that out of the 111 brains analyzed from deceased NFL players, 110 of them tested positive chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disorder associated with repeated hits to the head over a period of time. This means that professional athletes who play in the NFL are at greater risk because they’re more susceptible to concussions and other brain-related